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Wilson making hay of opponents

One of the better receiver prospects in the state of Texas is lighting it up on the gridiron this fall.
In only two games this season, Travis Wilson of Carrollton (Texas) Creekview has made nine catches for 244 yards and four touchdowns. Wilson has also pitched in one interception while playing defensive back.
But what makes Wilson such a great prospect isn't just his on-field performance. He has even more upside because of a couple of other intangibles.
Wilson has great size - he's 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. He has good speed - he's a regional qualifier in the 400 meters with a time of 48.91. And, he is already a full academic qualifier - he carries a 3.6 GPA and scored a 950 SAT.
He lists Arkansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas A&M and Oklahoma as his top five choices. He says Nebraska, which has shown interest lately, may also come into the picture.
"I guess I like OU and A&M a lot right now. Probably Arkansas, too," Wilson said. "They're all pretty close to home."
Other factors that Wilson says will play a part in his college decision include the ability to earn early playing time and the style of offense. That's something that makes him particularly smitten with the Sooners.
"I went up there (to the Univ. of Oklahoma) for the North Carolina game," Wilson explained. "I like how they have a wide-open offense and it's not just one receiver but a whole group of receivers that they have who make plays."
Yet Oklahoma is the only school that he is currently considering which has not offered him a scholarship.
"They told me they're looking at six of us and then after the first three games that they'll really decide which receiver they're going to offer," he said of the Sooners' interest.
During the interview, Texas A&M and Wisconsin also got a few extra mentions from Wilson.
"I think I like A&M's new offense and the fact that Reggie McNeil is going there. But I want to see if they really stick with the offense and it works. If it does, that would be a real good place for me," he said.
"I also like how Wisconsin says that they have a new offense and they have a receiver who is pretty much leading the nation in receiving yards. That's a big thing."
Wilson, in the September edition of the Rivals100 rankings, is the No. 44-rated wide receiver in the country. If he continues making big plays on the field, he likely will move up in the next rankings.
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